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Thread: Hello Andrew here from Pennsylvania!!

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    Cool Hello Andrew here from Pennsylvania!!

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to give a quick shout to all for my first forum post, and soon to be first time straight blade user!

    About Me:

    Well, I'm a college student, ex-collegiate level soccer player, and current collegiate level climber.
    I'm majoring in Computer Science, with a double minor in math & physics!!
    Along with sports, and a complex major, I'm a Resident Assistant in my hall, what a great gig to have!
    I'm probably on the younger spectrum of this forums, as I'm only 20 years old!

    Shaving history:

    The summer of 2014, right after I had turned 20, I developed a pretty gnarly case of cellulitis on my left cheek. After a few visits with a surgeon the cellulitis was taken care of, with minor aftermath. He said he believes the cause was an infected hair follicle, and most likely from shaving time after time with a gillete razor and barbasol shaving cream. He told me to stop clean shaving for a while until my face heals properly, and to stay away from those type of razors.

    So, after my face was healed I haven't had a "clean shave" since. I've just been using an electric trimmer and keeping a short stubble, afraid to go through that nightmare again. This doesn't bother my face; but it truly does irritate my girlfriends face, as she complains "It's soo scratchy!". Well! Starting VERY soon (waiting for my order to come in) I will be straight blade shaving, and I'm incredibly excited to do so.

    Great to meet you all! I'm excited to be here, though, as a college student always on his phone..I wish SRP had a mobile application for the forums. That would be pretty darn cool.

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    Hello, Andrew. Welcome to Straight Razor Place.
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    Senior Member blabbermouth eddy79's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome. if you haven't already check out the beginner's section in the library. Did you get a shave ready razor as factory shave ready is not truly shave ready. If you have any problems or questions feel free to ask.
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Welcome to SRP. I do it all on my phone as well, just bookmark us and you'll be good to go
    "The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." -Linus Pauling

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    Welcome to SRP!
    Definitely get your new blade professionally honed before using it.
    And definitely go slow when you start shaving.
    Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead - Charles Bukowski

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    Welcome to the forum. You will find our members will be happy to provide any help we can
    as you embark on your wetshaving journey.

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